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    Coil Shock on a NRS

    hey guys I was just thinking that it would be really nice to have like a coil shock on my nrs because i like to go off jumps and trail riding so my rear suspension gets abused a good bit. Any ideas good idea? if so what shock would u recommend?
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    So is your fork, frame, wheels, etc., meaning hard on it. That kinda stuff will kill your NRS over time. Sooner then later. You need a VT or even better, an AC for those hard..flat..pancake landings. Makes me wanna ck my frame after just looking at that pic.

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    yeah, the nrs is definitely not the right bike for doing big jumps all the time, i totally agree with duckman, VT if your into a bit of both but mainly XC and not big big jumps, AC if your mainly into jumping. i don't think a coil rear shock will do too much for your NRS for those crazier jumps as it is clearly not designed for that.

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    ok, thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRSDude
    hey guys I was just thinking that it would be really nice to have like a coil shock on my nrs because i like to go off jumps and trail riding so my rear suspension gets abused a good bit. Any ideas good idea? if so what shock would u recommend?
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    that looks like a sweet drop. I need to find one of those...
    but anyway, that bike is not designed for that, so sell it and buy another one. New bikes are fun. lol Don't let your bike hold you back

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    You really need a very different bike if thats the sort of riding you do. An NRS is for cross country riding/racing (Thus the lacking plushness). You should look into a Giant AC...
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    ok thanks guys.
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    I think a Specialized Enduro would make you very happy if you are still doing the type of riding an an NRS was built for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NRSDude
    hey guys I was just thinking that it would be really nice to have like a coil shock on my nrs because i like to go off jumps and trail riding so my rear suspension gets abused a good bit. Any ideas good idea? if so what shock would u recommend?
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    Hi Sam, I can't believed you do that on your race bike??? Is it really your bike or somebody else??? You kill your bike in no time...probably you had a lot of cash to get another one if a short while...Consider the AC instead...

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    NRS Dropping to flat = Porsche 911 on a Monster Truck race track

    Don't do it! I cracked my NRS1 frame doing much smaller drops to flat (about 2-3 ft).
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    ok, I guess you guys are right, I wont do any more harsh stuff like that. I look into getting another freeride bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRSDude
    hey guys I was just thinking that it would be really nice to have like a coil shock on my nrs because i like to go off jumps and trail riding so my rear suspension gets abused a good bit. Any ideas good idea? if so what shock would u recommend?
    -Sam

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    Dude, I thought you were running a Skareb Super up front. On the Black, Manitou even states that jumping will void the warranty. A jump like that on a Skareb would scare the living shXt out of me. You my friend, have some major balls.

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    Just showing that picture to a Skareb would crack it!

    Oh yeah - Sam, get something like an AC or an Enduro.
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    Not many bikes are made for hucking to flat landings. I jump my NRS often, but that is from transition to smooth transition, and it will still be hard on the bike. One crash and I would be checking hard for hairling fractures.
    The SGF 4.5in rockers and a longer travel fork will help, but I still wouldn't be doing any drops to flat.

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